A Prince-Bishop is a bishop who is a territorial Prince of the Church on account of one or more secular principalities, usually pre-existent titles of nobility held concurrently with their inherent clerical office...
|See bishopric of Speyer
The Bishopric of Speyer was a state, ruled by Prince-Bishops, in what is today the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It was secularized in 1803...
|1802 to 5 February 1818
Sede vacante is an expression, used in the Canon Law of the Catholic Church, that refers to the vacancy of the episcopal see of a particular church...
|Secularization and division of the bishopric of Speyer
|5 February 1818 to 30 June 1826
||Matthäus Georg von Chandelle
||Priest of Mainz;ordained 9 December 1821; died in office
|22 July 1826 to 25 March 1835
||Johann Martin Manl
||Priest of Mainz; confirmed 9 April 1827; ordained 25 April 1827; appointed Bishop of Eichstätt
|23 March 1835 to 20 September 1836
||Johann Peter von Richarz
||Priest of Würzburg; confirmed 24 July 1835; ordained 1 November 1835; Appointed Bishop of Augsburg
The Bishop of Augsburg is the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Augsburg in the Ecclesiastical province of München und Freising.The diocese covers an area of 13,250 km².The current bishop is Konrad Zdarsa who was appointed in 2010....
|20 September 1836 to 23 May 1842
||Johannes von Geissel
Johannes von Geissel was a German Catholic Archbishop of Cologne and Cardinal.-Life:Gessel was born in Gimmeldingen in the Electoral Palatinate....
|Priest of Speyer; confirmed 19 May 1837; ordained 13 August 1837; Appointed Bishop of Cologne
|5 March 1842 to 13 December 1869
||Nicolaus von Weis
Nicolaus von Weis was from 1842 to 1869 Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Speyer, in the Rhenish Palatinate Nicolaus von Weis (b. Rimling, Moselle, France, 8 March 1796 - d. Speyer, 13 December 1869) was from 1842 to 1869 Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Speyer, in the Rhenish...
|Priest of Speyer; confirmed 23 May 1842; ordained 10 July 1842; died in office
|6 May 1870 to 4 April 1871
||Priest of Speyer; confirmed 27 June 1870; ordained 18 September 1870; died in office
|23 May 1872 to 31 May 1876
||Bonifatius von Haneberg, OSB
||Priest of the Order of Saint Benedict
Benedictine refers to the spirituality and consecrated life in accordance with the Rule of St Benedict, written by Benedict of Nursia in the sixth century for the cenobitic communities he founded in central Italy. The most notable of these is Monte Cassino, the first monastery founded by Benedict...
; confirmed 29 July 1872; ordained 25 August 1872; died in office
|9 June 1878 to 18 March 1905
||Joseph Georg von Ehrler
||Priest of Würzburg; confirmed 9 June 1878; ordained 15 July 1878; died in office
|21 March 1905 to 9 September 1910
||Konrad von Busch
||Priest of Speyer; confirmed 30 May 1905; ordained 16 July 1905; died in office
|4 November 1910 to 26 May 1917
||Michael von Faulhaber
|| Priest of Speyer; confirmed 7 January 1911; ordained 19 February 1911; appointed Archbishop of München und Freising
|28 May 1917 to 20 May 1943
||Priest of Bamberg; confirmed 31 July 1917; ordained 23 September 1917; died in office
|20 May 1943 to 9 August 1952
||Coadjutor Bishop of Speyer; installed 4 June 1943; Appointed Archbishop of München und Freising
|22 December 1952 to 10 February 1968
||Isidor Markus Emanuel
||Priest of Speyer; ordained 1 February 1953; resigned
|28 May 1968 to 28 October 1982
||Priest of Speyer; ordained 29 June 1968; Appointed Archbishop of München und Freising
|25 August 1983 to 10 February 2007
Anton Schlembach is bishop emeritus and the former 95th Bishop of Speyer.Schlembach was born in Großwenkheim, in Münnerstadt, Germany in the archdiocese of Würzburg. There he became vicar general....
| Priest of Würzburg; ordained 16 October 1983
|19 December 2007 to present
Karl-Heinz Wiesemann is the 96th Bishop of Speyer.Wiesemann was born in Herford, North Rhine-Westphalia in the archdiocese of Paderborn. He became a chaplain on the 10th of October 1985 in Rome. He later served as a priest in Bösperde, a suburb of Menden and provost of St...
An auxiliary bishop, in the Roman Catholic Church, is an additional bishop assigned to a diocese because the diocesan bishop is unable to perform his functions, the diocese is so extensive that it requires more than one bishop to administer, or the diocese is attached to a royal or imperial office...
of Paderborn; ordained 2 March 2008